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The rose that grew from concrete

Author: Tupac Shakur
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2009. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- remaining vibrant and alive. Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the pure art of poetry -- a mirror into his enigmatic life and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand at the age of
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Tupac Shakur; Tupac Shakur
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tupac Shakur
ISBN: 9780671028442 0671028448 9780671028459 0671028456
OCLC Number: 42677789
Awards: Winner of Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (Nonfiction) 2000
Description: xxii, 149 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword. Tupac, c u in heaven / Nikki Giovanni --
The rose that grew from concrete. The rose that grew from concrete --
In the depths of solitude --
Sometimes I cry --
Under the skies above --
Life through my eyes --
When ure heart turns cold --
Untitled --
The eternal lament --
Only 4 the righteous --
What of fame? --
The shining star within! --
Starry night --
If I fail --
What is it that I search 4 --
The fear in the heart of a man --
God --
Nothing can come between us. Nothing can come between us --
My dearest one!! --
If there be pain--
--
Things that make hearts break --
Black woman --
And still I love u --
The mutual heartache? --
1st impressions --
A love unspoken --
Forever and today --
When I do kiss u --
Carmencita of the Bronx! --
Untitled --
Love is just complicated --
Elizabeth --
I know my heart has lied before --
From first glance --
1 for April --
Wife 4 life --
Tears from a star --
March 1st : the day after April --
Why must u be unfaithful --
The power of a smile --
Genesis (the rebirth of my heart) --
Love within a storm --
What can I offer her? --
Jada --
The tears in Cupid's eyes --
Cupid's smile II --
What I see! --
In the midst of passion --
2 people with 1 wish --
Hours pass by --
Just a breath of freedom. Just a breath of freedom --
For Mrs. Hawkins --
The sun and the moon --
"Fallen star" --
Government assistance or my soul --
Family tree --
Or my soul --
When ure hero falls --
Untitled --
"U r ripping us apart!!!" --
A river that flows forever --
Can u c the pride in the panther --
Tears of a teenage mother --
"Where there is a will--" --
Liberty needs glasses. Liberty needs glasses --
How can we be free --
The promise --
And 2morrow --
No-win --
The unanswerable? --
Nightmares --
So I say goodbye --
In the event of my demise.
Responsibility: Tupac Amaru Shakur.
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